Raising the profile of research for health among young Kenyans
The Fifth National Call for Research Internships - 2014
The Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR) is a Kenyan non-governmental organization whose mission is to contribute to the strengthening of national research for health in Kenya.
This is done by providing support for multidisciplinary research to individuals and institutions, and engaging policy makers in formulation of health research policies that are evidence based.
The Consortium also contributes to the building of networks and communities in research for health.
The Research Internship Programme CNHR sponsors an annual research internship exposure programme that enables young graduates to make informed choices of pursuing a life-long careers in research.
Through this Programme, CNHR will offer ten competitive scholarships for a maximum period of six months (October 2014-April 2015).
Successful interns will benefit from close mentorship and supervision by senior researchers in various institutions across the country.
Some of the selected interns will have hands-on experience in multidisciplinary settings; others will work in laboratory/field conditions and be exposed to modern approaches of research using sophisticated diagnostic or analytical equipment, health systems research environment etc.
At the end of the internship period, exceptionally performing candidates may be considered, through a competitive selection process, for further training scholarships at Masters and Post-Doctoral levels under CNHR’s research capacity strengthening and training programme.
Applicants invited from medical, biomedical science and social science disciplines: Recent first degree graduates from both public and private universities are eligible.
In addition, recently qualified graduate doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, biomedical, social sciences, who have an interest in developing a career in research for health, are also encouraged to apply.
Thematic Focus of the Competitive Essay
The new constitutional dispensation in Kenya has introduced a County focus for development. Article 43 of the Constitution provides for the right to the highest attainable standard of health.
Numerous challenges are being faced in the realization of health care delivery to the newly established counties. In response to this very topical subject, applicants are required to write an essay of not more than 1200 words on ‘Resolving challenges of devolving healthcare delivery to ensure reasonable access and equitable health services in all parts of the Republic.
In developing a convincing position, applicants are encouraged to acquaint themselves of the provisions of the Kenyan Constitution (2010), the Vision 2030, as well as numerous government policies (both National and County) and strategies for the health sector.
The successful interns must satisfy the following criteria:
Be Kenyan citizens;
Be recent (past three years) first degree graduate from a recognized university qualified in a medical/biomedical or social sciences discipline with a minimum of an upper second (or credit for non-classified first degrees);
Have no previous health research internship experience for a period greater than 3 months;
Be currently unemployed; and
Applicants from medical and allied health professional (medical doctors, dentists, pharmacy, nurses etc) should have completed their respective professional internship
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online giving preferred internship possibilities as guided by the form and prospectus.
Mercy Corps has been operational in Kenya since 2007 and currently implements programs in Rift Valley, Central and Wajir districts with funding from USAID, Gates Foundation, ICDF and private Horn of Africa drought response funds.
Mercy Corps Kenya has experienced significant growth in the past year and a half after securing several high profile awards from USAID.
Mercy Corps’ efforts are focused on supporting youth so they have a voice and opportunities for growth. We are also helping drought affected communities recover and be more resilient.
Social Venture Customer Development Internship - Nairobi
Program / Department Summary
The Social Venture Team has three phases (assess, prove and scale) for ideas that receive grant funding from the Social Venture Fund and can become a sustainable social business.
Each phase must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the next phase with the ultimate aim of spinning the business off on its own as a successful social business.
The team is in the early stages of the assess phase testing a youth employment social enterprise of an online and mobile marketplace for short term and repetitive jobs.
The aim of this marketplace is expand the networks of youth to allow youth to become more productive and hire additional staff to meet growing needs as well as stimulate job creation for new services to capture latent demand by the growing lower to middle class.
This business functions both via mobile and web, leveraging SMS and mobile payments to link youth to individual employers for specific jobs followed up by individual reviews.
You will be a part of a cross-functional team working on new products development, in a startup-like environment, following Lean Startup methodology.
You’ll bridge technical and business worlds as you participate in the design of new products using rapid, customer-focused iterations. You will also take part in brainstorming, evaluation and development of ideas gathered through internal company innovation pipeline.
The intern(s) will support and participate in the work of the social business.
Areas of focus may include:
1. Supporting program in recruiting customers and validating profiles.
2. Supporting field tests and interviews documenting key learnings and summaries.
3. Supporting business team in developing business models and measuring key metrics.
During the internship you will have a chance to get familiarized with following concepts
Business model design and prototyping using business model canvas.
The Intern will support the team through the following activities:
1. Support the design of monitoring and database indicators, forms, and tools of data collection instruments.
2. Work with team to organize, summarize and utilize data and data findings.
3. Assist in preparation, participate and coordinate pilot development, business product development, and trainings.
4. Supporting program team in incorporating social media into business.
Ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:
Last year students with strong interest in entrepreneurship and new emerging technologies.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong technical abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
The following skills will be considered as advantage:
Experience with Agile Software Development
Experience developing Internet products and technologies
Experience with Google analytics or similar analytics tool
Online and social marketing
Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before August 1, 2014 a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references to: email@example.com.
Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject: “Social Venture Intern”.
Applications without the right subject heading will automatically be disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates.
Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
LIAISES WITH: Commercial Opportunities and Marketing department and the other Departments
DUTY STATION: Nairobi
SALARY: KShs. 15,000 as stipend
CONTRACT TYPE: Temporary Three (3) months
General Purpose of the role
This post reports to the Marketing Officer. The position will be responsible in providing support to the Commercial Opportunities and Marketing department.
The main role of the Marketing Interns is to assist with all activities pertaining to the marketing needs of the organization.
The strategic purpose of the Department is: Strategic exploitation of commercial and marketing opportunities benefitting the fulfillment of MSK's mission.
Together with the marketing officer, design marketing communication materials in line with the organization’s brand guidelines.
Offer support to channel teams in holding campaigns in universities/colleges, organized groups, public and work places.
Providing linkage and visibility during activities and events within the country that will give MSK brand visibility and recognition.
Coordinate the planning, sourcing and distribution of marketing communication material for use by all channel teams.
Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, media, PR or any other related field
Knowledge or experience in developing marketing communication tools for a variety of audiences, especially for healthcare and non-profit organizations, either professional or voluntary in nature.
Ability to do design work is highly desirable.
Ability to coordinate and communicate with cross-functional teams from different departments and locations.
Dynamic, ambitious, flexible, and quickly adaptable.
Able to prioritize workload and work to deadlines with quick turnaround
Focus on Learning
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (1 of which should be immediate, 1 former supervisor and any other) should be submitted on or before 27th July, 2014 to :firstname.lastname@example.org Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘MARKETING INTERN’